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Russian ‘pioneer’ of identity theft and card fraud jailed for 27 years

According to the Naked Sophos blog, Roman Seleznev, the Russian MP’s son who was found guilty last year of hacking into point-of-sale (PoS) systems and stealing millions of credit cards, has received the longest-ever sentence for hacking to be handed down in the US. The prosecutors had asked for 30 years, referring to Selznev in a sentencing memorandum as “a pioneer” in the online theft and monetization of card data. At 27...

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